DriveGleam is a free application to see activity of RAM, CPU, hard drive, and more. It places an icon for each of these activities in your system tray, so that you can quickly keep a track of that. It’s basically an activity indicator which can be placed in the system tray avoiding clutter on the desktop. The set of small yet beautiful icons can tell you whole lot of activity details of your system, such as hard disk activity, RAM, virtual RAM and the CPU usage. It’s completely up to you to decide what exactly you need on the system tray. If you want to see additional information you can hover over the system tray icon to find the details in little detail.
Drive, memory and CPU usage are the most useful activity indicators; they are the popular ones too. Not just system tray you could place them in variety of positions. It could either be a desktop widget or an embedded item in the active desktop. However, the fact remains that the system tray placement is the most sensible and least annoying one. That way it remains in your vicinity all the time and the clutter formation is avoided.
It is just about 3 MB in memory. I love the tooltip functionality as it gives me the exact information I’m looking for. Also, you don’t have to keep all the icons if you don’t want to; just go to the settings and uncheck those icons you hardly need.
The hard drive partition activity icons are extremely useful. A red color will suggest that the particular hard drive is active. For your information, portable version is also available. You can keep the desktop and other windows clean since it is placed in the system tray.
If you see lot of activity going on in the system, you don’t need to be necessarily alarmed. There are normally many services running in the background that keep consuming CPU resources. You can check them with a Windows services monitor, and tweak with a program like Glary Utilities. You can also benchmark PC performance, if you think something is wrong.
DriveGleam is a pretty unique concept. I do not think this is required for all the users, as there isn’t a need to keep track of all these things in modern computers. However, if you do like this idea, try it out just for fun, and keep it for its usefulness.